UNresolved reflects on the twenanniversary of genocide in Srebrenica, where in 1995 more than 8000 men and boys were systematically murdered by The Bosnian Serb Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) under the command of General Ratko Mladic.
Director Anthony Haughey presents a haunting memorial to the victims of Srebrenica and the Bosnian war of 1992-95. The title relates to the UN Security Resolution 819, passed on the 16th April 1993 declaring Srebrenica as a ‘safe’ area for refugees – the prelude to what was the largest act of genocide in Europe since the Holocaust. He gained exclusive access to buildings and atrocity sites in Serb controlled territory, areas that have hitherto been off limits. Since completing the film in early 2015, the building where the Dutch UN was based has been renovated. As a result ‘UNresolved’ is also an important historical document which captures the building in its original state.
Anthony Haughey will talk with Ed Vulliamy following the screening. Ed Vulliamy is a journalist who for the Guardian reported extensively on the mid-1990s war in Bosnia. At the outbreak of the current war in Iraq, in March 2003, he was one of the first reporters on the ground. He was awarded Granada Television’s Foreign Correspondent of the Year Award for 1992 and the James Cameron Award in 1994 and named Foreign Reporter of the Year in 1993 and 1997.